Manager Genomics Core Leuven

Wouter Bossuyt

Members Advisory Board

Prof. Joris Vermeesch (coordination)

Lab Laboratory for Cytogenetics and Genome Research

Prof. Gert Matthijs

Lab Laboratory for Molecular Diagnosis

Prof. Diether Lambrechts

Lab Laboratory of Translational Genetics

Prof. Stein Aerts

Lab Laboratory of Computational Biology

Prof. Jan Cools

Lab Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Leukemia


2007 Established as a joined initiative KU Leuven & UZ Leuven

in order to keep up with the NGS revolution

Started with Genotyping Platforms
2008 Roche GS-FLX 454
Research: Targeted gene panels, small genomes and transcriptome sequencing
Diagnostics: BRCA testing
2009 Titanium Upgrade Roche GS-FLX 454
2011 Illumina HiSeq2000
Research: whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq expression profiling, miRNA sequencing, …
2012 Illumina HiSeq2500
Diagnostics: NIPT, targeted gene panels
2012 Illumina MiSeq
Research: RNA-seq expression profiling, miRNA sequencing, …
Diagnostics: BRCA testing, targeted gene panels
2013 Expiration date Roche GS-FLX 454
2013 PacBio RS II
Research: denovo sequencing small genomes, phasing long amplicons (10kb), full transcriptome sequencing
2013 BELAC-accredited breast cancer (BRCA) genetic test
2013 BELAC-accredited non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
2014 ABI Sanger sequencing possible
2017 Novaseq Adquisition
2019 GAP platform